About the Author
The Short Version
Danuta Pfeiffer is more than a little embarrassed to admit that she was once known as "the most visible woman in modern Christianity today," according to the Washington Post. She has since redeemed herself by producing and publicizing three years of nude-spoof calendars to raise $650,000 for her local school district and by expressing her progressive views in various newspaper columns and Air America radio stations.
She graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in Communications and Journalism with a minor in Philosophy. She is a community activist, the author of four books, a motivational speaker, and a long distance bicycle rider. She married Robin Pfeiffer, an Oregon wine grape grower she met through her newspaper ad. He proposed in 12 days and they have been making wine and love together for more than 25 years.
The Long Version
Danuta (Soderman) Pfeiffer was a national radio and television broadcast journalist, columnist, and talk show host for 35 years. She is the author of 4 books; her first book, Watersafe Your Baby in One Week, was the first book on teaching water survival skills to infants, and the first to be endorsed by the American Red Cross.
Once called the "most visible woman in modern Christianity today," she was known as the popular co-host of The 700 Club with Pat Robertson. (Her new book, Chiseled, can explain that.) Danuta soon returned to her liberal roots expressing her progressive views on radio stations affiliated with Air America.
She was the inspiration behind the Men of the Long Tom Grange Calendar, America’s first international nude spoof calendar that raised over $650,000 for the Junction City School District.
She is the founder of the Oregon Country Trails, Oregon’s only branded, agri-tourism system, representing businesses and attractions in rural Oregon. She served two years on the Oregon Travel Experience Board, appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber, and chairs the annual Long Tom Grange Daffodil Drive Festival.
Danuta and her husband Robin own and manage Pfeiffer Winery and Vineyards in Junction City, Oregon--one of most reputable vineyards in the state, and one of the first wineries to be solar-powered. Their wine isn’t bad, either. Their 2007 Blue Dot Reserve Pinot noir was the only pinot to be served during a private presidential dinner.
Today, she and Robin can often be found sharing their love of wine with friends and family at their winery, swimming in their country pond with their yellow labs, or sipping wine and watching for the first bats to fly at sunset at the top of their vineyard.